Compromise for museum’s drinks licence

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LICENSING chiefs have granted an extended alcohol licence despite objections from local residents.

People living near Kelham Island Museum on the outskirts of Sheffield city centre were unhappy about the potential for noise and disturbance.

Museum bosses wanted permission to hold events such as wedding receptions and other functions until as late as 2am each day, which would help to raise money for its heritage work.

But a compromise has been reached, meaning the venue will be able to serve alcohol until 11.30pm Sunday to Thursday and 1am Friday and Saturday.

Sheffield Council’s licensing board has approved the revised hours.

Previously, the museum has hosted functions but has had to apply for a temporary event notice on each separate occasion. Richard Saward, of Kelham Island Museum, said: “The agreement will be convenient for weddings and conferences.”